Monthly Archives: April 2015

(April 30, 2015): Jerry Jerome & His Country Club Orchestra – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

From the 1956 album, Country Club Saturday Night.  Jerry Jerome got around.  Not only did he lead (including for NBC), but he played tenor with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Christian, Red Norvo, and so on. While I … Continue reading

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(April 29, 2015): Blondie – Shayla

From the 1979 album, Eat To The Beat. 

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(April 28, 2015): Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – Go

From the 2010 album, And Now We Sing.  I was turned on to Olenka Krakus by a friend of a friend who has one of the most eclectic digital music collections I have come across – not that this offering … Continue reading

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(April 27, 2015): The Association – Never My Love

From the 1967 album, Insight Out.  Playing the early Bee Gees cover the other day put me in mind of The Association, who provided part of the top 40 soundtrack of my 1960s.

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(April 26, 2015): Miles Davis – Right Off

From the 1971 soundtrack album, A Tribute To Jack Johnson.  Hard to believe, but it seems that the recording session was almost accidental.  Discogs reports: John McLaughlin, awaiting Miles’s arrival, began improvising riffs on his guitar, and was shortly joined by … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2015 – ANZAC Day bonus): Bill Carrothers – I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier

From the 2004 double CD, Armistice 1918.  “The whole point of ANZAC day has been lost … It’s not for old diggers to remember, it’s for survivors to warn the young about romanticising war.” — Ted Matthews, the last survivor of … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2015): Nina Simone – To Love Somebody

Title track from the 1969 album, To Love Somebody.  This cover of the Gibb Brothers tune is a favorite.  Youtube has a great live version by Simone here.

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